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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1934. The American Republics
(1934)

Cuba,   pp. 93-188 PDF (33.6 MB)


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CUBA
   RECOGNITION OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CUBA'
837.00/4577a: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Personal Representative of the
                       President (Caifery)
                            WASHINGTON, January 6, 1934-3 p. m.
  5. For Caffery from Welles.2 Marquez Sterling has been in to see
me repeatedly during the past 10 days. He has four times fixed a defi-
nite date of departure for Habana, where he intended to take up his
duties as Secretary of State. This morning, he came to see me to
advise me that last night he had sent his irrevocable resignation to Dr.
Grau.3 The reasons for this, from what he told me, were the refusal
of his Government to adjust the indebtedness incurred by Cuban army
officers in American military schools and the persistence of Grau in
utilizing the services of American confidential agents in the United
States who alleged that recognition by this Government could be ob-
tained through their connections.
  Marquez Sterling spoke, however, in a very open manner of the sit-
uation in Habana and of letters he had recently received from his
friends there. The impression he gave me was that he had reached
the conclusion that no peaceful adjustment of the problem was now
possible. [Welles.]
                                                         PHIiPS
837.01/59 Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Personal Representative of the
                       President (Caffery)
                             WASHINGTON, January 8, 1934- 4 p. m.
  6. Your No. 4, January 6, 2 p. M.4 For Caffery. The Embassy in
London reports under date of January 6 5 a conversation had with the
Foreign Office. The latter explained, under instructions from the Act-
ing Secretary of State that British interests in Cuba had made repeated
'Continued from Foreign Relations, 1933, vol. v, pp. 270-546.
2 Sumner Welles, Assistant Secretary of State.
'Dr. Ram6n Grau San Martin, Provisional President of Cuba.
4Not printed.
'Telegram No. 7, January 6, 6 p. in., not printed.
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